a liking or craving for candy and other sweets.
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Origin of sweet tooth
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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a strong liking for sweet foods
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A love for sugary foods, as in You can always please Nell with cake or ice cream; she has a big sweet tooth. This expression dates from the late 1300s, although it then referred not only to sweets but other delicacies as well.
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